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Buchanan County, Virginia was formed February 13, 1858. 
The majority of which came from Tazewell County, and the southwestern part from Russell County. The new county was named for the setting President, James Buchanan. He was the 15th President of the United States, serving from 1857-1861.
The County lies in the Southwestern part of Virginia, just north of the 37th parallel. Today, its various borders join Pike County, Kentucky, McDowell and Mingo Counties in West Virginia and Dickenson, Russell and Tazewell Counties in Virginia.
The mountainous terrain is scenic and rugged. Early settlers took to the mountaintops to carve out their own special paradise, in this wonderland of nature.

The County seat is the town of Grundy.  

County Courthouse
P.O. Drawer 950
Grundy, VA 24614-0950
Phone: (276) 935-6501
Fax: (276)935-4479 


   Peggy Fuller Keen is the county coordinator.
Last updated  September 23, 2012
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Unincorporated Communities
• Big Rock 
• Council 
• Davenport 
• Harman 
• Harman Junction
• Hurley 
• Keen Mountain 
• Mavisdale 
• Maxie 
• Oakwood 
• Prater 
• Shortt Gap 
• Stacy 
• Vansant 
• Royal City 
• Whitewood

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PO Box 471
Vansant, VA 24657
Rodney Shortt, President
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